Abstract photographers break boundaries at Adler Center

  • Jody Berns' work will be part of the "Women Undefined" exhibition at the Adler Center in October.

    Jody Berns' work will be part of the "Women Undefined" exhibition at the Adler Center in October. Courtesy of Jody Berns

Submitted by Molly Bunder
Updated 9/17/2018 2:30 PM

This October, a collective of local photographers will push boundaries at the Adler Center in "Women Undefined -- Transforming Reality into Abstraction."

The 13 female artists in Women Undefined break the rules of classic photography to present ordinary subjects in surreal ways. They reveal the mind's transformative capabilities, explore the dimensions of their imaginations, and challenge the viewer's perceptions.


The group is composed of "inspiring and supportive abstract photographers from the North Shore area of Chicago," according to member Jane Feely of Highland Park.

This colorful exhibit will be on display at the Adler Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, Oct. 3-30. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Save the date for two special meet-the-artist events featuring Women Undefined:

• Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. The Adler Center will launch the photography exhibit with live music, wine and refreshments. Free admission.

• Gallery Night: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. Join this collective of artists as they lead a gallery tour of their photographs and share stories about their creative processes. Free admission.

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The collective includes: Jane Feely, Jody Berns, Robbi Montgomery, Susan Dorn, LuzMaria Burggraaff, Jamie Buzil, Patty Christensen, Anne Houde, Dianne Kittle, Joan Malina, Julie Platanias, Laura Rodriguez and Natalie Weber.

The David Adler Music & Arts Center is not-for profit organization dedicated to promoting music and the arts as an integral part of everyday life. Its year-round activities are designed to foster critical thinking and interpretation, participation, entertainment and achievement in music and the arts for the people of Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.

The David Adler Music & Arts Center maintains and interprets the historic home of architect David Adler, which is the base of its activities, and a visual image of the harmony between music, the arts and daily life.

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